Johnson scores 32 to carry Little Rock past Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – Kamani Johnson had a career-high 32 points plus 16 rebounds and Markquis Nowell scored all the points in a 6-0 run in the final minute as Little Rock edged past Arkansas State 81-78 on Saturday.

Johnson hit nine of 12 shots.

Nowell had 19 points and six assists for Little Rock (19-9, 13-4 Sun Belt Conference). Ruot Monyyong added seven rebounds and three blocks. Ben Coupet Jr. had six rebounds.

Marquis Eaton scored a career-high 27 points for the Red Wolves (15-14, 7-11), who have now lost seven games in a row. Caleb Fields added 11 points. Malik Brevard had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Trojans improve to 2-0 against the Red Wolves this season. Little Rock defeated Arkansas State 90-87 on Feb. 8. Little Rock plays Louisiana-Monroe at home on Thursday. Arkansas State takes on Louisiana-Lafayette on the road on Wednesday.



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